Lazio came away with a difficult loss against Atalanta in the Coppa Italia quarterfinals. Still, there was one player who had a top showing in the match: Francesco Acerbi.
The Italian defender is typically relied upon to simply lead the team’s backline. But in this fixture, he had his way with contributing key goals as he recorded an assist and the goal that put Lazio up 2-1 at one point in the fixture.
Acerbi also chipped in with 100% of ground duels won, three tackles completed, three interceptions recorded and three goal-scoring chances created.
La partita di Acerbi ieri è stata irreale. Assist a Muriqi, gol alla Kakà, 100% di contrasti vinti, 3 anticipi, 3 tackle vinti, 5 recuperi, 0 falli, 73 tocchi, 3 tiri, 2 tiri in porta tra cui il quasi 3-3, 3 occasioni create con gli assist finali a Correa e Muriqi. Disumano pic.twitter.com/iMJPsiRvyy
— krudo (@krudotw) January 28, 2021
Even though the Biancocelesti lost the fixture, this was one of the finest all-around performances of Acerbi’s Lazio career.